The North Central College Applied Health Sciences major offers individuals who have previously completed an Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in a healthcare field and has a certificate within their respective healthcare field, an opportunity for advancement by providing a pathway to earn a Bachelors degree, delivered in a 100% online mode. Completion of the degree will prepare the graduate to apply to graduate healthcare or administrative programs or advance within their current professional. Qualified students will have the opportunity to direct entry following their degree completion into a graduate healthcare program. This major will focus on the application of a base of knowledge students have already obtained and offer opportunities to deepen expertise related to healthcare delivery and systems through advancement of interdisciplinary educational experiences diffused with liberal arts education. The curriculum is built on a strong interdisciplinary educational experiences diffused with liberal arts education and core foundation including courses in ethics, research, psychology and leadership that are central to the discipline. Students will apply foundational knowledge of health and body systems and advance in mastery of subjects through a transformative experience emphasizing evidence-based practice and cultural competence to serve as part of a relationship-centered professional within an interprofessional collaborative team. Qualified students meeting base requirements may use this major as a bridge program to identified graduate healthcare disciplines by choosing to complete prerequisite courses listed as approved curriculum electives and successfully meeting standards necessary to move to the next step of a bridge program.